Woodpecker pecking at Mt Ash tree bark in row patterns -- how to discourage ?
we have re-headed Woodpecker pecking at Mt Ash tree bark in row patterns assume for insects -- and thoughts on how to discourage ?
Itasca County Minnesota
Although the bird has red on its head, what you have described suggests that it's probably a yellow-bellied sapsucker rather than a red-headed woodpecker.
This bulletin recommends some ways to discourage sapsuckers: